Lehmanâ€™s has often been â€˜in the newsâ€™ over the years but last Friday was a special day for me. It was a day that I got to be in the spotlight.Â Â Jodi Miller, a free lance photographer from the Columbus area drove up and spent the day with me on a photo shoot for Hobby Farms Home magazine. I am an equine and animal artist living in the Kidron/Dalton area. I painted the farm animal and Hitching Post murals at Lehmanâ€™s over the last couple years during store hours as part of Lehman’s arts and crafts demos in the Buggy barn.Â I do pet and horse portraits as well asÂ floral, Amish and rural themed art in watercolor and oils. I completed the Hitching Post mural featuring Rex and Roy, a team of life sized Amish work horses last year. Jodi was hired by Hobby Farms Magazine to take photos of my art, farm, home studio, horses and the murals which will be published in the July/Aug. issue of the Hobby Farms Home magazine along with an article about my art. I felt a little awkward in front of the camera but Jodi put me at ease.
She is a talented photographer so I am excited to see what the photos look like. In the photo above you can see Jodi at work while I pose at the Hitching Post mural in the Buggy Barn at Lehmanâ€™s. I originally designed this muralÂ so visitors to the storeÂ can have a place to take their photos. Next time you are in the store stop by the buggy barn and take advantage of a fun place to snap some photos! Stop by my web site and see a slideshow of the mural going from a blank, white wall to finished mural and be on the look out for the article in Hobby Farms Home magazine!